DOD STEM LEADS IN TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

DoD provides learning opportunities from elementary school through graduate school to inspire and cultivate a diverse pool of exceptional STEM talent. DoD programs connect STEM education in the classroom to the excitement, skills, and challenges that come with safeguarding our country.

STEM skills requirement

80
Jobs that will require STEM skills in the next decade.

SMART Scholar retention

75
SMART Scholars still employed by DoD after service commitment.

STEM Employment

46
The DoD employs nearly half of scientists and engineers in the Federal government.

The DoD seeks innovative applications on mechanisms to implement STEM education, outreach, and/or workforce initiative programs.

The National Defense Education Program (NDEP) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is now on Grants.gov, announcement HQ0034-20-S-FO01. The Department intends to award multiple grants, subject to the availability of funds. Activities will support the DoD STEM strategic plan. Application period ends February 24, 2020.

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Nov 1, 2019 to Feb 28, 2020
AEOP - College Qualified Leaders (CQL)
Dec 16, 2019 to Feb 29, 2020
AEOP - Research Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP)
Dec 16, 2019 to Feb 29, 2020
AEOP - University Research Apprentice Program (URAP)
Dec 16, 2019 to Feb 29, 2020
AEOP - High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP)
Apr 25, 2020 to Apr 26, 2020
USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo 2020

STEM Role Models

Now more than ever, the defense of the nation hinges on creativity, imagination, and problem-solving skills. It takes exceptional people to ensure that U.S. military forces maintain their edge in a volatile, uncertain global environment. 

We’re a diversified team: physicists, materials scientists, chemists...we also have an Army researcher who’s a mechanical engineer. It's a very collaborative environment.

MATERIALS SCIENTIST NICK JONES, Ph.D.